Discussion in 'Minox' started by mtc photography, Dec 18, 1998.
What is the purpose and scope of this forum
This forum covers all aspect of Minox photography, from 8x11mm format, 35mm format to APS cameras, acessories, how to choose and use a Minox camera, development of B&W and color film, darkroom, macro photography with Minox, telephotograhy, micrography etc.
Hope this forum to become a depository of technique, knowhow, tips about
Minox photography, with photo.net Q&A forum as model
Many frequently asked questions about Minox cameras form the foundation of this forum.
"Ask a question" here may not be a question at all, you may put forward a new discussion thread.
New Minox Photography
Some techniques and methods I presented here in Q&A format are result of my own research and experiments, and never appeared an any Minox books or literature, AFAIK. Some of these techniques and methods, tables, formuulas have being posted by the author on various internet photography forums, BBS and lists, ( some were archived by these sites, can be retrieved ) but first time assembled in one place. Some are posted here exclusively.
F/3 Rule of thumb for 35mm Landscape photography
Minox tank agitation method,
Resolution data of Minox lenses
mid roll change film for Minox ultraminature camera,
A calling card rangefinder for Minox 35 and Minox 8x11
Minox GT-E focal plane analysis,
loading method for 15 exp casssette on older Minoxes,
method to prevent overlap frames when using thin films
analysis of Minox enlarger
Close Up Photography with Minox EC
more to follow.
Some of research results were not Minox specific but related to 35mm photography, posted to USENET, photo.net and various BBS by the author. (USENET is always the most authentic source, as it cannot be tempered with AFAIK ). These have being
adapted for Minox photography. These include combination of the near far distances seen in a viewfinder with theory of depth of field, and martin tai's one third rule of thumb for setting aperture on cameras for travel photography.
Phillip Greenspun's data base backed bbooard combine the best features of
bulletin board and email base listserver. Unlike user group list, where every posting is sent to everyone ont the list, when you post a question, only the direct answers are sent to you by email to notify you about new answer to your posted question, so your mail box will not be overflowed with emails. Or you may choose to browse through the threads, or new answers, and respond to the question which you are interested. Hopefully , over time this forum becomes an extensive data base covering all aspect of Minox Photography, reflecting the experiences, ideas and tips of Minox fans.
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